FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, a clerk straightens out her display at a shoe store in Salem, N.H. Americans increased their spending in September at twice the rate th

 

              FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, a clerk straightens out her display at a shoe store in Salem, N.H. Americans increased their spending in September at twice the rate th
FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, a clerk straightens out her display at a shoe store in Salem, N.H. Americans increased their spending in September at twice the rate that their income grew, a sign of confidence in the economy. Still, consumers made up the difference by saving less for a third straight month, a troubling trend. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, that consumer spending increased 0.8 percent in September from August. That followed a 0.5 percent gain in August and was the best showing since February. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)